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Old 05-12-2022, 09:20 PM
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PSA concern

On posts I am making on PSA i have gotten four emails asking me questions
Apparently some members aren’t aware it is a
Public Service Announcement. Or PSA
Any suggestions how to fix it in a general way And
Not a way for me to fix
Thanks
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Old 05-13-2022, 06:22 AM
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Stop posting so much.

Or write very clearly "this is a public service announcement. I am not the seller, I only know what I copied and pasted below."
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Old 05-13-2022, 06:54 AM
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Old 05-13-2022, 06:59 AM
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I'd say anything below a 4.0 PSA is good news
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Old 05-13-2022, 07:32 AM
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Stop posting so much.

Or write very clearly "this is a public service announcement. I am not the seller, I only know what I copied and pasted below."


It should be a given in the PSA thread that anything any of us post there is a PSA.

And I imagine quite a few folks here owe Charles for a purchase or two from his prodigious postings here.
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Old 05-13-2022, 08:18 AM
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I also appreciate Charles and his PSA posts. I agree that people misunderstanding his relationship to the item for sale is somewhat inevitable but I don’t think that means he should stop sharing these PSAs.
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Old 05-13-2022, 08:32 AM
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As alluded to above, after your other posting on your recent good news, I would’ve bet you did get a lots of PSA questions. But Deals thread listings?— maybe you could gently suggest they check their own PSA.
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Old 05-13-2022, 06:02 PM
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It should be a given in the PSA thread that anything any of us post there is a PSA.

And I imagine quite a few folks here owe Charles for a purchase or two from his prodigious postings here.
^^This

I scratched my head where hair used to be upon reading old fat man's post/reply. FWIW, which is probably little to nothing.
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Old 05-13-2022, 06:23 PM
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^^This

I scratched my head where hair used to be upon reading old fat man's post/reply. FWIW, which is probably little to nothing.
My reply is in response to threads like this one that should be in the PSA thread but instead were started as a separate thread. Yes, any posts in a thread dedicated to PSA should be obvious enough.

https://forums.thepaceline.net/showthread.php?t=282567

And no, I didn't have questions for Charles. I'm not one of the "stupid ones"
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Old 05-14-2022, 10:58 AM
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My reply is in response to threads like this one that should be in the PSA thread but instead were started as a separate thread. Yes, any posts in a thread dedicated to PSA should be obvious enough.

https://forums.thepaceline.net/showthread.php?t=282567

And no, I didn't have questions for Charles. I'm not one of the "stupid ones"
Just so I understand now that I dipped my toe in the pond.

You were saying this thread should have been in PSA thread itself, and not in the Classified parent thread? If so, I guess I missed that.. Not sure of that makes me one of the "Stupid ones" or not.
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Old 05-13-2022, 11:08 AM
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"...Or write very clearly "this is a public service announcement. I am not the seller, I only know what I copied and pasted below."
Very much agreed.

Charles, it often looks like you're the seller when you copy and paste what the seller has written either to you or in their ad. For example in the John Knowles sale PSA, it's written:

"...May 21 and 22 I will be having a bike parts and accessory sale in my driveway (see separate posting in “bike parts”). I will also have..."

Your posts are appreciated by many but they are not always clear.
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Old 05-13-2022, 11:34 AM
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Charles, I think it would help if you used the quote feature when copying someone else's post. This will help distinguish between what is your commentary and what is from the seller.

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text like this will be more clearly distinguished as not your own
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Old 05-13-2022, 12:38 PM
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People, figure it out. Charles is Charles. He's not the seller. He's letting you know about cool bikes that others may be interested in. He's an active octogenarian. He's an institution. Respect.

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Old 05-13-2022, 01:12 PM
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I think the suggestion to use the quote function is a good one. It's not hard and would be a self-imposed solution to problem that barely exists.
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Old 05-13-2022, 01:33 PM
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Maybe less PSA’s - and maybe always post them in the psa section.
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